TSA a bunch of Pervs?

@laglen (19783)
United States
November 11, 2010 9:16am CST
Ok, here is your choice, you can go for nudie pics of your self or opt out of that and get a full groping. hhmmm..... Pilots and attendants are opting for the groping. which would you opt for? Have you flown recently? Which did you go for? People are finally protesting this treatment. How about for a solution to our flying terrorist problems, Develop an enclosed booth that passengers step into but , instead of X-raying them, when the door closes, it will detonate any explosive device they have hidden on or in their body. The explosion will be contained within the sealed booth. This would be a win-win for everyone!
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@oldchem1 (8145)
12 Nov 10
Grteat idea!!! patent it quickly I flew two weeks ago but mangaed to get away without a grope - I didn't BEEP walking through the security gate, I usually do!
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
12 Nov 10
I'm sorry that you missed your groping....... maybe you can get a refund?
@oldchem1 (8145)
13 Nov 10
I'm, on the phone to them right now - fancy them spoiling an old ladies trip!!!!
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
13 Nov 10
Maybe they will have you stop on by for a freebie!
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
11 Nov 10
If only your idea would work that would be great... I haven't flown in a few years, and the groping and full-body pics weren't being done when I flew. I think I'd go for the groping. It's done by another woman, or is suppose to be, so she's got what I got. I'm not really keen on another x-ray of my body. I'm afraid I could start radiating...
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
12 Nov 10
the excessive radiation is what the flight personnel have a problem with, I can understand that.
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
12 Nov 10
Me too... Next thing we know they'll be suing for the long-term ill effects of excessive radiation...
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
13 Nov 10
Thats ok, just put it on our tab
@trickiwoo (2703)
• United States
11 Nov 10
I've flown about 4 times in the past 2 months. And I didn't have to go through any type of security like that... no pictures, no pat-downs nothing. Just a metal detector. And my bags had to go through x-rays. But that was it. I personally feel that safety is a higher priority than privacy. But I can definitely see why someone would think differently. But if you're uncomfortable with the security you have to go through in airports, then don't fly! No one is forcing you to get on an airplane and there are other modes of transportation! You do have a good idea there... but what about terrorists that don't bring explosive devices, but rather parts for an explosive device? Then the explosive device is assembled on the airplane. If the device is disassembled when they enter the booth, it won't explode! And of course, the booth doesn't cover non-explosive weapons terrorists may try to sneak on planes...
@laglen (19783)
• United States
12 Nov 10
This is why I dont fly and why a lot of other people dont fly. Was it a small air port you went through or large ones? The idea is simply a joke, there are a ton of loop holes.
@trickiwoo (2703)
• United States
12 Nov 10
All the airports I've been to recently have all been large, international airports in big cities.
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@epicure35 (2822)
• United States
11 Nov 10
It just goes to show you how far a little evil goes; we all suffer for the deeds and actions of the few. Your idea, however, is magnificent!
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
12 Nov 10
thank you! It seems to be a great alternative
@epicure35 (2822)
• United States
13 Nov 10
You are a genius and I vote for your solution!
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
11 Nov 10
I have two nieces who work for the TSA in Baltimore. It's a very stressful job and, while they can be pretty wild, I don't think they're pervs. I do, however, believe that they'd love the idea of being able to detonate an explosive device hidden on someone's body. In fact, on some days they might even be tempted to ask certain customers to hold this innocent looking little black box while they're in the special booth....
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
12 Nov 10
haha by the way, I was not trying to insinuate that all TSA workers are pervs, just had to name the discussion
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
13 Nov 10
I was talking to one of them on facebook earlier today and she loves the idea of a "Boom Boom Booth".
@Rollo1 (16674)
• Boston, Massachusetts
11 Nov 10
You've got to see this, if you haven't already: http://www.postchronicle.com/news/original/article_212332272.shtml Of all the passengers on this plane, they just happen to pick out a young, attractive woman to go through the nekkid scanner? And when she opts out, they cuff her to a chair to pat her down. Her resistance led to her being escorted out of the airport and her ticket ripped up. This type of power is leading to a TSA Gestapo. They can stop anyone they like, for no reason and subject that person to a revealing and possibly dangerous body scan (many flight attendants and pilots refuse to go through the scan because of radiation) or a free-for-all sort of groping body search. The one thing that would fix the whole mess would be profiling. The FBI does it when looking for suspects in crimes, why is it so terrible for the airlines to do it? Until some white-haired grandmother has actually attempted to blow up a plane, I refuse to believe anyone needs to frisk her fragile body for weapons. I would prefer a method whereby we blow up the terrorists before they even get to the airport, but the general population's support for pre-emptive bombings is pretty low. I am sure that if you tried the "blow them up in the booth" method, there would be people proclaiming "just because they had a bomb in their shorts doesn't mean they were going to detonate it, you're just being bigoted" etc.
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• United States
12 Nov 10
The airlines don't have control of the security in airports; the federal government does. And they are so darned busy being politically correct, they don't dare look for people resembling those who have proven to be terrorists. They get through while grandma and people like my daughter, who has Down's Syndrome, are searched every time. She has not flown ONCE since 9/11 without being called aside for a search. The only thing I can figure, since she has no metal in or on her body, is that maybe her iron count is super high. But, she could be the only one among a line full of Middle Eastern folk and they would NEVER be pulled aside. Yet, how many of the bombs have been carried by Down's Syndrome children or grannies? NONE! I just stopped flying. There is no place I want to go that I can't get to by personal car.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
12 Nov 10
rollo - that is awful and the abuses are many mystic - that is terrible that they treat your daughter this way
@Wizzywig (7860)
14 Nov 10
Its been 9 years since I've been on a plane (purely a financial thing) but, I gotta say, this sort of thing would put me right off the idea of travelling. I think I'd be pretty safe since no-one in their right mind would want to see me go thru a body scanner I'd back your plans for that enclosed booth
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
15 Nov 10
see thats what I dont understand, most people traveling, I would not want to see....
@dismalgrin (2470)
• United States
14 Nov 10
Teehee. I don't actually find the idea of being violated funny... but I do find it funny that anyone would be so stupid as to try that. What is up with people today? We get rid of one problem and just head long into another even worse problem. I have a problem with people in general. I like being a hermit.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
14 Nov 10
me too, people are scary
@millertime (1398)
• United States
13 Nov 10
I opted out of both. I quit flying altogether and just drive wherever I want to go. Obviously, that wouldn't work for international travel but I don't do that anyway. I got sick of being treated like a criminal by the TSA's barking orders and all the stupid rules of what you can carry with you when you travel. Having to be body scanned or frisked is way over the line when it comes to my right to personal privacy. I will not put up with it. That and all the new extra add on fees being charged by the airlines for everything imaginable has made flying just way too much of a hassle for me. I just throw the bags in the trunk and go and I don't have to worry about my tube of toothpaste being too big or my key fob that looks like a bullet freaking out some wanna be cop that gets his jollies hassling people. If enough people stood up against this insanity, they wouldn't be able to do it, but as long as people passively submit, they'll keep doing it and it will get worse.
@laglen (19783)
• United States
13 Nov 10
I agree, if I cant get there by car, I probably dint need to go.
@Hatley (154941)
• Garden Grove, California
12 Nov 10
hi laglen some choice I hate both.No I have not flown lately and I did not opet for any stupid stuff like that. I love your enclosed booth that will detonate any explosive device what a prize winning idea. yes in deed win win for us all.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
13 Nov 10
Thank you, I thought so too.
@K46620 (1996)
• United States
12 Nov 10
I will not fly with all of this highly invasive searches...
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
12 Nov 10
I will avoid it at all costs
• United States
12 Nov 10
My solution is not to take public transportation of any kind. Trains and buses haven't proved the safest either and, pc or not, when I jump in a cab and the driver is middle eastern, I think twice about using that taxi. And, since we now have gangs from Mexico moving over into the US with ease and murdering our law enforcement officers who attempt to stop them, I just have a problem with any public transport. I drive myself and family wherever we have to go and hope, if it's a large public event or other place that might appeal to terrorists, that we aren't there if something goes wrong. That's tougher to do when we're in the small confines of a plane, train, bus or taxi.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
12 Nov 10
I agree, I prefer to not use public transportation. I am all for it for others, I just dont want to pay for it.
@matersfish (6311)
• United States
11 Nov 10
If I owned an airline and people wanted to fly, I'd have booths set up where they'd have to go through a strip search and an xray machine and a wand to get on. Everyone. For terrorists, well, nobody would ever hear about them. They'd be dealt with. But I'd put everyone through the same line of searching. Sure, grandma probably isn't going to blow up the plane. But my airline would be known as the airline that searches EVERYONE for EVERYTHING and that there's no way through! Make a car bomb, because using my planes as a weapon isn't going to work. I might go out of business, though, but I'd search the sht outta people - literally.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
12 Nov 10
lol I'll walk thank you
• United States
11 Nov 10
I stopped flying years ago. Too much of a hassle...especially with small kids. Between the increased costs of flying and the BS like this you have to go through at the airport...it is just not worth it anymore. I would rather drive for six hours than fly for two. I think a lot of people have stopped flying due to all the harrassement we go have to go through to get on a plane. Love your idea. It would make things sooo much easier on all of us.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
12 Nov 10
Thank you, did you know that you have to pay for any luggage now? you get one carry on, anymore you have to pay
• United States
15 Nov 10
I like your idea.